wheelchair

A wheelchair is a device people use to get around independently if they are unable to walk. You can easily navigate sidewalks, businesses, and schools in a wheelchair, as long as there are appropriate ramps and elevators available.

A wheelchair is just what it sounds like: a chair with wheels. When people have injuries or conditions that don't allow them to use their legs for walking, using a wheelchair gives them a new kind of mobility. While the earliest wheelchairs had to be pushed by another person, today you can propel a wheelchair yourself, either manually, by pushing the wheels to move forward, or using electricity.

Definitions of wheelchair
  1. noun
    a movable chair mounted on large wheels; for invalids or those who cannot walk; frequently propelled by the occupant
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    types:
    bath chair
    a wheelchair usually pushed by an attendant, as at a spa
    motorized wheelchair
    a wheelchair propelled by a motor
    type of:
    chair
    a seat for one person, with a support for the back
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